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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MOlt ING , JULY 17 , 1895. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
UNIONIST VICTORY GROWS
Each Day's Balloting Emphasize the Ex
tent of the Liberal Disaster.
ANOTHER EX-CABINET OFFICER DEFEATED
Bpenlter dully' * Ituturn ( liven General Sntlit-
fnotlon Contrary to Kxpectutlona
London Crowd * Clieer tha Huc-
COBR of < ) < > . Clmmberliiln.
LONDON , July 1C. At 10 o'clock the re
jltilt of the general elections was as follows
Conservatives , 1GC ; unionists , 23 ; total , 1S9
Liber. Is , 29 ; Parnellltes , 4 ; McCarthyltcs , 12
labor , 1 ; total , 40. The net unionist gains U |
to this hour are twenty seats.
Sir William Vcrnon Harcourt , the llbera
leader who was recently defeated by Mr. C
Urawgc , conservative , at the election held fo
members of Parliament to represent the twi
seats of Derby , has accepted the offer of Mr
C. N. Warmlngton , Q. 0. , who was recent ! :
nominated to stand for election In West Mon
mouthshlre , to retire In his favor. Thsrc wa
to bo no opposition to the candidacy of Mr
\Varmlngton , nnd Sir William Vcrnon Har
court will be nominated In his place totnor
row.Up to midnight the returns from the Parll.i
mcntary elections show the following results
Conservatives , 200 ; liberal-unionists , 31 ; tola
unionists , 231. Liberals , 44 ; I'arncllitcti , 4
McCarthyltes , 12 ; labor. 12 ; total , 72. Th
g-tlns which the unionists have secured In th
elections thus far held insure them a majorlt
of thirty-two In the next house even If th
remainder of the seats to bo voted on re
main the mme aa heretofore. The portion c
electors who went to the polls was hlghc
than on any former occasion. The superlorlt
of the unionists was manifest , both by th
magnitude of their own majorities and b
the extent to which they pulled down thel
Dabadahl Naorljl. the liberal member fc
the central division of Flnnsbury , who wa
only recntly alluded to by Lord Sallsbur
as a black man , he being an East Indlat
was defeated , while his fellow countrymat
llhrownagree , won a ae.it for the conserve
tlvej. Lord Salisbury's youngest son , Lor
Hugh Crell , has been returned from Grecr
\vlch. A labor member , William R. Cremei
who Bat for the Haggerston division i
Shorcdltch , and who recently made a joui
ney to America to urge the adoption of a
arbitration treaty , has ben unseated.
EX-CABINET OFFICER DEFEATED.
The chief event of the day was the dcfci
of ex-Postmaster General Morley , making tl
fourth ex-minister In Lord Rosebcry's cahlni
who has ben sent to seclusion. At Nortl
ampton , which Is a radical stronghold , Hem
Labouchero had a majority greatly reduce
and the conservatives won the other sea
The big unionist majority In Birmingham ar
Astonlamar Indicate that the liberal unlonU
continue to be the most Important factor I
politics. The re-election of Speaker Gully hi
elicited congratulations all around. A nun
ber of unionists supported him on the groin
that a member Chosen as speaker ought m
to bo disturbed. The liberals liberally r
preach Hon. A. J. Balfour for glvlr
countenance to the opposition to his cand
dacy , declaring that It Is unprecedented.
The result of last evening's returns was i
convincing that there has been little enttuis
asm In public places today. The clubs showi
a paucity of attendance , but the scenes
yesterday were repeated In Fleet strec
Crowds gathered In front of the newspap <
offices and there was much cheering at co
servatlve gains. Contrary to expectations It
Hon. Joseph Chamberlain's election seemi
to delight the populace , but was received wll
Bullenntsa at the liberal clubs.
NO OPPOSITION HERE.
The folio vlng additional candidates ha1
been returned to Parliament without oppo :
Cork , middle division , Charles 1C. D. Ta
ner , antl-I'arnelllte.
Lcltrlm , south division , Jasper Tully , anl
Staffordshire , Klngswlnford division , II
Hon. Alexander Stavcly Hill , conservative.
Staffordshire , west division , Hamar .
Bass , unionist
Sussex , southwest division , Lord Edmoi
Tnlbot , conservative.
Armuli , north division , Edward J. Saundo
eon , conservative.
Buckinghamshire , Wlcombe division , VI
count Curzon , conservative.
Glasgow and Aberdeen universities , Jam
A. Campbell , conservative.
Waterford , west division , Alfred Webb , an
Cavan. west division , Edmund F. V. Kno
Lancashire , southwest ( Beetle ) dlvUlc
Thomas M. Bandys , conservative.
Hampshire , north ot Baslngstoke illvlslc
Arthur F. Jeffreys , conservative.
Down county , west division , Lord Arth
Hill , conservative.
Tlpperary , east division , Thomas J. Condc
Surrey , Chcrtzy division , Charles H. Comt
Carnavonshlrc , Eifon division , John
Roberts , radical.
Limerick , east division , John Flnucat
Christ Chrrch , Abel II. Smith , conserv
Herefordshire , Lcominstcr division , Jam
Itankln , conservative.
Longford , north division , Justin McCartli
Kerry , east division , Michael Davltt , r
Surrey , southeast division , Hon. Hen
Cubitt , conservative.
RESULTS OF THE CONTESTS.
The following returns have been recelv
from contested districts :
Grlmsby , Hon. E. Hencago , unionist , 4,11
O , Douty. liberal. 4,347 ; a liberal majority
181. At the election of 1S92 the llbei
candidate polled 1,201 votes to 3,505 poll
by the unionist candidate , a liberal major ]
ot 030 , showing a falling oft of 455 llbei
votes In this district.
Sutherland , W. T. Ducksford , conservall'
9,833 ; Sir E. T. 'Courier , liberal , 8,232 ;
Storey , liberal , S.IS9.
Kings county , Birr division , Bernard
Molloy , liberal.
Dorset , west division , Colonel B. Wllllan
St. , Helens , H. Sexton-Carr , conservatl' '
sitting member , 4,700 ; J. Funster , liber
Stafford , T. Salt , conservative , 1.55G ; C.
Shaw , liberal , sitting member , l.CCS.
Whltehaven. A. llelbw , conservative , 1,3
T. S. Little , liberal , silting member , 1,114
Stoke on Trent , I ) . H. Coghlll , liber
unionist , 4,396 ; O. G. Levenson-Dower , 1
eral , sitting member , 4,193.
Stockton-on-Tees. T. Wrlghtson , confer
tlve , sitting member , 4.314 ; J. Samuel , 1
era ) , 4,7St > .
Scarborough , Sir O. n. Sltwell. comcrvatl
Bitting member , 2,3 ! 1 ; J. C. Hlcketti , llbet
Carlisle S. P. Foster , conservative. 2.G
Rt. Hon. W. C. Gully , liberal , sitting mem !
( the speaker ot the House of Common
Yarmouth , Sir J. Colomb. con ervatl
. XC03 : J. M. Moorsons. liberal , sitting me
Bedford , C. 0. Pym , conservative. 1.97C ;
( I. Wliltcbmist , liberal , sitting member , 1,8
Henley , J. B. Heath , conservative , 5,3
C. Woodall. liberal , ulttlng member , 6,653
Oreencck , Sir T. Sutherland , liberal unli
lit. ilttlng member , 8,671 ; A. E. Fletch
liberal , 2,752.
Wolvctonhampton , west , Sir A. Hlckmi
conservative , sitting member , 4,770 ; G ,
Theme , liberal , 3.947.
Birmingham , north , W. Kendrlck , liber
unlonlut , Bitting member , 4,647 ; Lancaster , I
cral , 1,345.
Coventry. C. J. Murray , conservative , 4,4
\V. H. Ballantlne , liberal , sitting memt
Colchester , E. 8. Morris , conservative , 2,2
W. D. P ar on , liberal , sitting member. 2,2
Birmingham , south , J , P , Williams , liber
unionist , sitting member , 4,630 ; Prlcstman ,
liberal , 1,250.
I.UN. 1IKII AUUUHMN DALY'S COMPANY
J.onl Mnynr nf London Tnnct * the 1'rril-
ilent or tht ) United Stnlrn.
LONDON , July 1C. The lord mayor , Sir
Joseph Renals , entertained Augustln Daly's
company at lunch In the Mansion house ,
Among those present were the United States
ambassador , Hon. Thomas F. Bayard
Mr. Carter , private secretary to Mr. Bay
ard , the United Siatcs consul general , Mr
Patrick A. Collins , Judge Daly , Mr. nnd Mrs
Bcerbohm Tree nnd Charles Wyndham. Thi
lord mayor escorted Ada Itehan to hi
place at the table ; Mr. Bayard led Ladj
Renals lo her seat.
After toasting the queen , the lord mayoi
proposed the health of the president of thi
United States , saying that It was given foi
the first tlmo In the history ot the Manslot
house. Sir Joseph also thanked American :
generally for the welcome they have alwayi
given English actors. Mr. Bayard and other :
Thrrvr I nntnili mil liiiiiiin Overljinril.
KINGSTON , Jamaica , July 1C. Thi
British war ship Tartar has seized thi
schooner World In these waters. A numbe
of Cuban passengers on board the schoone
on the approach of the war ship began throw
Ing overboard a large quantity ot arms am
ammunition which had been concealed litho
the hold. When the searching party fron
the war ship boarded the World they foum
only tobacco on board.
I'll himtnrx Imill In Siifcty.
WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. , July 15.-
> Jews has just been received here that a 111
justerlng exped.tlon safely landed at Poln
laysl , Cuba , on Juno 21. The report furthe
tales that a portion of the party were froi ;
< ey West , while others were from Bruns
rick , Qa. There were about 300 person
: i the party. They had a large number o
uns and considerable ammunition.
Dyirunlto ItiilluniM for ( nbi *
NEW YORK , July 15. After a test c
ynamlte balloons which was claimed to b
uccessful , the New York Cuban Libre clu
oday placed In the hands of the manufactui
rs a large order for balloons and rocket
, -th | n full complement of dynamite catrldgc
o be ready for shipment July 25.
Stnnilniuliirt'a I'HKI' Hope-Iran.
LONDON , July 1C. A dlpatch to the Pa
, Iall Gazette from Sofia this afternoon say
hat the condition of ex-Premier Stamboulof
vho was murderously assaulted yesterda
veiling while returning from the Union clu
iy four persons armed with revolvers an
tnlves , Is hopeless.
\\iin the Ourrn's flronze Mrilul.
LONDON , July 1C. Corporal Comber i
he East Surrey regiment won the bron/
nedal queen's prize at the Bisley rifle shool
ng tournament today , with an aggregate <
ItcMicnrd llrcnniii ot > rltlclim.
PARIS , July 1C. The council of the Lcglo
of Honor has resigned In consequence i
he criticism to which It was subjec'ed I
lie Chamber of Deputies on Saturday las
Mnilo tlio Annt of .Mutterluirn.
BERNE , Switzerland , July 1C. An Amcr
can named Parke has accomplished the ascei
of the Matterhorn , over 14,700 feet above-tl
ovel of the sea.
nttsbnrg 1'cople Will Hold n Nnlloni
Convention About thu Matter.
PITTSBURG , July 1C. Arrangements ai
) elng made for a convention In this city ft
the study of bible prophecies In regard i
the second coming of Christ. Rev. W. (
Moorehead , D.D. of Xenla , O. , and Rev. V
J. Eardman , D.D. of Philadelphia have bee
appointed to correspond with prominent ml :
inters anil It possible to secure their ser
Ices. Among those whose presence Is d
sired are : Rev. A. T. Pearson , D.D. ,
Brooklyn , N. Y. ; Prof. Stiller of Crossl
seminary ; Rev. Dr. Streeter of New Yorl
Rev. W. J. Eardman ot Philadelphia ; Re
Dr. Partsons of Toronto , Ont. , and Rev. D
Goodwin ot Chicago. If a sufficient numb
ot those distinguished gentlemen will ace ; ;
Invitations to be present to assure a tv
ilays" convention with three main address
a day the arrangements will be compl < > ti
shortly. It Is believed there Is no chani
[ or failure , us all concerned are deeply I
\ prominent minister , who is commit' ,
to the doctrine that will be under consider
tlon , tald yesterday : "We are not cltiti
as cranks , but hold a doctrine which
Raining rapidly. It Is asserted by one cf tl
leading ministers of the Presbyterian churi
that there are at present five ministers cor
milted to this Interpretation of tl
prophecies where there was one ten yea
ago. What wo believe Is simply this :
thousand years before the final judgme
Christ will come personally to the earth ai
Inaugurate his kingdom ot rlghteotisnc !
At that time there will be a resurrection
all the righteous dead. "
l > Kf.K < ! ATEt > JSXltUUTEFUlt JIAT.TIMOli
Another Hlg Convention nfoutii ; I linn
1'cople tn Alert Prldny.
CHICAGO. July 1C. Five hundred wes
cm delegates left Chicago over the Big Fo' '
today for th fifth International conventli
of the Baptist Young People's union , whli
Is to be held at Baltimore July 19 to I
The train carrying the party carried de !
gallons from South Dakota , Nebraska ai
Illinois , a second special following an ho
later with the overflow. At Indlanapol
the Texas-Southern Illinois delegations , i
board another special , met the Chlca
trains , ar.d will follow them to the east.
BALTIMORE , July 1C. General Secreta
Richards ot the Baptist Young People
union Is a very busy man , preparing for I
International convention of the union , whl
will begin In this city on Thursday ne ;
Ills headquarlcrs are crowned dally by I
quiring Baptists and commlttpemen. T
committee Is arranging for the reception
the 15,000 Baptists that will be on hand
the opening day of the convention. Deleg
tlons are arriving. The southern Califorr
delegation has taken a house for a mont
Fifteen thousand song books , to be us
during the convention , have been furnUh
by the publication society.
Tank 111Vlfc' Money mill f lc ppeil.
KANSAS CITY , July 1C. Miss Sar
Meade , 32 years old , former school teach
of Greenwich , Conn. , who met Dr. J.
Walker ot Des Molnes , la. , in this city
appointment on June 6 and was married
him on the same day In Kansas City , Ka :
has discovered that her husband Is false a
that she has been the vlctem of most en
desertion. Her husband has deserted hi
and worse still , he has taken her geld wat
and $1,200 In money , leaving her more th
1,500 miles from home with only $10.
( \Vltlnlmvrn from the Trrmury.
NEW YORK , July 1C. An amount of go
estimated at from $50,000 to $100,000 , w
withdrawn from the sub-treasury late tl
afternoon , supposedly for shipment on t
steamship St. Louis tomorrow. Neither t
sub-treasury nor the firm would give a
Information regarding the matter. Gold
the amount of $100,000 was withdrawn frt
the Merchants National bank today to site
Fnunil the Ml lni ; MMII In DIP Itivcr.
KANSAS CITY , July 17. The body
Captain Anderson , the Board of Trade m
who disappeared last Tuesday , was found
the river at Liberty , Mo. , today. He h
shot himself In the head and then jumped
the river. Financial reverses led him to co
mlt culclde. _
Hero vrr for Ilia llotoi Itlrhrllru ,
CHICAGO. July 16.-A bill for a recely
( or the fatjilonuble hotel , Richelieu , near t
Auditorium , was filed this afternoon , T
vtgs made by Manager Hemls.
COILS CLOSING ON HOLMES
Evidence Accumulates that Ho Was a
Murderer as Well as a Swindler ,
CANADIAN AUTHORITIES ARE AFTER HIM
Discovery of the Ilmllc * of tlio 1'ltrel Chil
dren Another Link In the Uvldcnco
Aciiliidt Him Third Child Thought
to lime Heon Killed.
PHILADELPHIA , July 16. The finding ol
he bodies of the two Pltzel children Ir
'oronto has created a sensation In police
Ircles In this city. The authorities are con
Inced that they were murdered by II. H
lolmes , who Is now In prison In this city
waiting trial on the charge of conspiracy t (
efraud the Fidelity Mutual Ufc Insurnic ;
ssociatlon of $10,000. This amount was ob
alned by Lawyer Jeptha D. Howe of St
ls , representing the family cf U. V
it/.el , who It is alleged , was kllhd In thli
Ity by an explosion of a chemljal end wh (
ad shortly before Insured In the I'ldtlltj
lompany. It Is probable that the chargi
gainst Holmes will be changed from con
piracy to murder as It Is generally blevc ! <
bat I'ltzel Is really dead and thai Holmei
murdered him. Just b'etore Holmes was
rottght to trial ho made a confession h
fhlch ho said he procured n corpse In Nev
York , brought It to this city and disrtgurlni
t by the use of chemicals , palmed It off a :
he remains of Pltzs ! After the confes
Ion Holmes' trial was postponed until Octo
It could not be Icarntd today whether thi
district attorney lirfd taken snv ac''oi , bu
t Is believed he will refrain from doing any
hlng until after the coroners Inquest h
Toronto. The question now Is whsthc
lolmes will be h ld for trial here on th' '
charge of murdering Pltzel or be taken ti
anada to answer for the death of the twi
Ittle .girls. It Is believed that as iho 1'hila
ilelpbla murder antedates ths Canadian n.ur
Icrs the man will have to stand trial here.
Detective Geyer , who found the bodlos o
he children In Toronto , has bsen on th
case since September , 1894 , when the charrei
remains of the bogus or KcmiHe I'ltzel wet-
first ( found. He has followed out man ;
clews furnished by President Fousaf th
" 'Idellty Mutual Insurance association an
lias been confident from the outset that th
murder would finally fasten upon Holme ; .
President Fouse said : "Everything point
0 the fact that Holmes plotted to destro
ho entire Pltzel family , and as Howard ha
disappeared , It Is probable that he was killed
Wo found a house on Forest avenue In D ;
troll where Holmes and the boy had bfc
together and there were traces of a huge flY
built In the furnace , from which we Intern
burned the boy's corpse.
The belief Is also that he attempted to dt
s troy Mrs. Pltzel In Burlington , Vt. , by hav
Ing her handle a can of nltro-glycerliie tha
ho left In the hcuse she occupied. Should I
be proven that Holmes murdered the chlldre
It will b3 strong circumstantial evidence thn
he killed their father. He will undoubted !
be tried here for the letter crime.
Mrs. Pltzel , the mother of the murdere
children , Is at present supposed to be at he
old horna In Oalva , Henry county , III
with two of her children , a daughter aged 1
and a baby. She went direct to Galva aftt
Holmes had pleaded guilty.
DETECTIVES FOLLOWED HOLMES.
CINCINNATI , July 10. Tlie discovery c
the two bodies of the Pitzel children at Tc
ronto recalls the hot chase local detective
had while H. H. Holmes was a resident c
Cincinnati. He had with him the two girl
and the boy. Detective Geyer came here froi
Philadelphia and enlisted the assistance <
Chief Deltsche. Detective John Schucks wa
detailed to assist him.
Great secrecy was preserved concerning I ) <
tfctivo Geyer's trip , as It was feared tin
Holmes would escape from this city If h
learned that he was being closely followed b
a Philadelphia detective. At. the time c
Holmes' presence here Pitze ) , the father c
the children , had only been murdered n shoi
time and $16,000 Insurance money had bee
secured by his death , while Holmes had Jus
been appointed guardian and authorized t
collect the Insurance money. The detective
traced the man street by street from th
moment of his first arrival here. lie ha
stopped one night with the children at tli
Bristol hotel , and one night at ths Atlantl
house. Then he removed to a house on Poj
lar street , which he had rented , and It wo
later supposed that the bodies of the chlhlre
had been burled In the cellar of the Popls
street house , which was dug : up without an
trace being found of the bodies.
TORONTO , July 16. The bodies of the tw
Pltzel children , which were exhumed in tli
cellar of a vacant house yesterday , were toda
removed to the morgue. Drs. Caven and Oi
are engaged In a post mortem today to dli
cover by what means the little ones met the
death. The inquest will be reopened as see
as the autopsy Is concluded. Efforts will I
made to extradite Holmes at once and to gl\
him the benefit of swift and sure Canadla
Justice. Datectlve Geyer of Philadelphia cair
here Imbued with the Idea that Holmes rente
a house and had taken the children there I
murder them ; that after doing so he ha
either burled their bodies or thrown thei
Into the bay. U Is his theory that the chl
dren were chloroformed In a trunk. It n
mains to bo seen whether the finding of tl
post mortem examiners will bear out the sui
position that Mrs. Pltzel's Saratoga trun
figured In the murder.
THINKS THE HOY WAS KILLED. T0 (
INDIANAPOLIS , July 16. The Journal t
day prints an article containing the slat
ment that the Pltzel boy , the brother i
Alice and Nellie Pltzel , whoso dead bo3li
nro supposed to have been unearthed at T
ronto yeiterday , was beyond doubt inurderi
In this city on October 6 last presumably 1
Holmes , the Insurance swindler , now In cu
today In Philadelphia. It has developi
that a certain express driver , by agreeme :
with Holmes , called at the old Circle houi
on that date and removed through a re ;
door a large trunk , which Is believed to ha' '
contained the boy's remains. The drive
Lewis by name , has recognized the picture
Holmes as the man who employed him. T !
three I'ltzel children were In this city
three different hotels for tome tiny. D
tectlve Frank Geyer of Philadelphia , who hi
been a greater part of his time in this c !
recently working on the case , stated that tl
web was being woven around Holmes at
that he would beyond doubt be found to I
the murderer of the Pltzel children.
CHICAGO , July 16. Mrs. Pltzel. the wl
of the man said to have been killed 1
Holmes , resides In this city , at 6036 Sa
gamon street. She Is very ill now ai
barely ableto talk , but consented to a she
Interview tonight. She saldt "Of course ,
know nothing about the matter , as I have i
means of acquiring any Information , I ha
no doubt all my family have ben killed , ai
1 never expect to see any of them ag.il
I. made up my mind long ago that theySve
dead , and the- news from Toronto Is no su
prise to me. I believe the boy was mu
dered also. "
Mrs. Pltzel Is too 111 to leave her room , ai
the shock of the news of the finding of t !
two bodies has greatly weakened her.
ArU' Arrives Hate.
RICHMOND , Va. , July 1C. The steam
Ariel , reported sunk In the James river wl
a crowd of colored excursionists , -arrlv
safely at Petersburg this morning. It w
delayed by the storm.
MorrmenU of < > -i > nn biainierfilly 1(1 (
At New York Arrived State of N-brasl
from Glasgow ; Weimar , from Uremen ; Kali
Wllhelm H , from Ilremen ; Fultla , from Ir
men.At Movllle Arrived Ethiopia , from Nt
York , for Glasgow.
At London Arrived Montreal , from Dal
At Bretnerhaven Arrived Neckar , frc
At Queenitown Arrived Teutonic , frc
New York , tor Liverpool , and proceeded.
Kctiailorlnn JteVnltitlonUt * Drulrnjr Their
1'ropwrty nnU tonipel Thorn'to fly.
WASHINGTON , July 1C. Representative
Timothy Campbell ot is'ew York had
a conference today 'with Acting Sec
retary of State Xdce with respect
to the 111-treatmenti ot certain mis
sionaries In Ecuador during the progress
of the recent revolution. In that country. In
1887 a number of slsterr bf the Benedictine
order sailed from NeWTirk for Ecuador tc
establish missions there. They started mis
sions at Iloeapurte , where a convent was cs'
tabllshed In charge of Sister Theresa , and al
Habahoyo and Calcetra. Ihe latter mlsslot
being In charge of Sister Gcnevlevc. Tin
latter recently arrived at New York accom
panled by Sisters Francis do Salles am
Josephine , after having experienced grea
hardships In Ecuador. During the revolu
tlcn the mission at Calcetra was destroyed
and the sisters were Ill-treated and cotnpellei
to escape from the country In a email boat
The other missions suffered also , and th <
sisters who reached New York arc appro
hcnslvo as to the fata ot the twenty-twt
missionaries they left behind ' 'hem , and fron
whom nothing has been hcar J. After hear
Ing this statement Acting Secretary Adei
promised to cable Immediately to Unttei
States Mlnlrter Tlllman at Quito Instructlni
him to secure government protection for thi
remainder of the little band and see that the ;
are not further persecuted. It Is probablt
that as soon as the case can be put In prope :
form our government will be asked to profe
a demand for reparation upon the Ecuadorlat
government for this outrage.
l\lNi : VAl.U1II.K I
! Cxporhneiit with llciivjr Cunt on tin
Amphltrlto Entirely Siillnfurtcu-y.
WASHINGTON , July 16. Captain W. C
iVlse , commanding the double-turreted mentor
tor Amphltrlte , In an olllclal report to thi
N'avy department has given boine Informa
Ion respecting the ( ire of heavy ravtfl gun
on a ship's deck and fittings that Is cxpectei
o prove of value In shaping designs for th1
new battleships. Tha tests ware made a
sea , off Hampton roads , on- July 11 and 12
l > y order of Secretary Herbert. The batter ;
; tml fittings were tested at sea under condl
Ions which obtained In battle. The for
ivard ten Inch guns were fired directly asteri
under the same condition ? . No damiig
ivhatever resulted to the decks or their fit
.Ings except that the forward capstan wa
Ifted about four Inches and a few ball roller
ivcre blown out on deck1. They were casll ;
replaced without damage. There was n
brooming of or depressing qr lifting of th
deck whatever. Observers directly undsr tli
uns failed to feel any sliock. In the bcrt
lock a few electric lamps nnd globes \ver
shattered and broken and the wash bo\v
n the marble stationary top of the Junlo
officers' quarters was also hrnlten. In con
elusion Captain Wise says : "The severity c
the test anl complete freedom from Irjur
or damage demonstrated the character of th
vessel as a true type of the battle and lighl
ng ship , and , may I add , I bslteve she woul
be more formidable without the superstrucl
\MK1UCAN SHOT WITHOUT A TK1.VI
Troops \Vlio Were Sent . * l n ' 1111 i : cor
Turn l'xcciitloi : < : r > .
WASHINGTON. July 16. Frank Hoberti
United States consul at Nogalos. , Mex. , ha
reported to.he ( State department under dat
of July 5 on the execution by the Mexlca
troops of Robert Trlbolet , flu American ell
zen from Hlsbee , Arjz. , who settled 1
Froutvas..Mex. about two years ago. A (
cording to the data furnished by the consu
the stage of the Nagacasarl Copper companj
the principal owner and manager of whic
Is an American citizen , CoJopel John Weir t
N'o'w York , was stoppsj by , jive masked me
at a point about half wa ; between Blsbei
Ariz. , and'Nagacisarl , Sdnorra. Tne driver wa
killed , and $0,000 belong tigto the coinpan
stolen. A party of Mexican troops arreatc
Robert Trlbolet and four of his Moxlca
workmen on Ills ranch for complicity In th
crime. The party started for Arlspe , an
during the march one of the Mexicans a
capcd. When near a given point the prl :
oners were all shot. Trlbolet leaves a wldo'
and several children and two brothers llvln
at Phoei.lx , Ariz. , one of whom has callei th
case to the attention ot the State departmen
SI'ATKUUNl Ol'IMI'OllTl.YMIKXfOKI !
Kxportu Show a I iiliini OR While the I in
prirtg llnvo Ii'uretetl. (
WASHINGTON , July 10. A statement (
the Imports , exports act ! Immigration of th
United States during the fiscal year cndc
June 30 , 1S95 , shows as follows : Merchar
dse ! exported , $807,593,201 ; last year , $891
907,709. Merchandise Imported , $731,960,31 !
of which about one-half was free of dutj
merchandise Imported In 1834 , $647,775,017 , <
which $ T72,57S,931 wan. free of duty. Tli
gold coin and bullion exported during the lai
fiscal year amounted to $6d,131,18i : , and th
Imports to $35,984,449. The exports la :
year , therefore , were $31,146,734 In excess <
the Imports. In the previous year the e ;
ports exceeded the Imports by $538,492. Tti
exports of sliver during the" Isst vear aggri
gated $49,226,612 , agalns.t $9,518,928 In In
porta This Is a slight falling off of hot
exports and Imports from the previous yea
During the fiscal year 1895 the number (
Immigrants who arrived In'this ' country w :
276,136 , against 311,612 during the prevloi
Nn I'rnni'itlnii * U'ltliituIVT tmlivitln i.
WASHINGTON. July 1C. The ptesldei
has just promulgated a new rule moJIfylt.
the old customs rule of the civil service , tl
effect of which Is to greatly limit the nun
her of promotions in classified customs dl
trlcts , except after appropriate examinatlcn
The necessity for the changa In the ruli
arises from the fact. that the extension
the classification in the customs service <
November last over positions paying salarli
of less than $900 opened the doors for tl
promotion of many persons who had cnter <
the service through personal political favor !
Ism. The old rule -would permit these pe
sons , after they were brott'ghf'Into the class
fled Fervlce , to be advanced 'to many of tl
best paying positions In'ttieoffice . without e
amlnatlon. Under the hew rule prcmotlot
can be made only to a Mraltcf ! ' extent wlthoi
examination , and no p'romo'tlona can bo mat
from one grade to auoilitr without an a
proprlate examination '
DrHth * from Y unv'fVvar Inrrnno.
WASHINGTON , July ! . Advices to tl
surgeon general ot the Marino hospital per
Ice are to the effect-that there were twen
new cases of yellowy fever 'lif Havana durli
the week ending July 11 , anil eight deatti
This Is a slight Increase. F6t the week en
Ing July 5 there wer * twtsnty-flve deal
from yellow fcvtr In SantURh de Cuba , ai
for the week ending July 4 nine deaths fro
this disease at Vera Cruz , Max.
Declined to Pny for anility Work."v
WASHINGTON , July 16. Secretary Hoi
Smith today declined to approve a request f
pay for work done on Sunday by governme
employes. Three exaiulnors who were busl
In the Helena , Mont. . . land office on Sund
asked that they be allowed their regular p
diem allowance for the erfme , but the seer
tary holds that Sunday U not a day for lab
and that he Is not uuthorUeJ to pay for wo
done on that day.
( i r ihn Cold lte rrt IJ r lto t.
WASHINGTON.-July , 16. For the fli
time during recent years the mall repot
received al the treasury today thaw no t
demptloni of United States notes In golJ. f
these reports , however , do not cover t
same day'i operations. The redemptions du
Ing Ihe lait few months have averaged alxj
$1,000,000 a month. The ftct has no parti
ular ilgnlficance , but the treasury ofllcU
call attention to It as a very unusual clrcui
PICKED A PRIZE PACKAGE
3'x Thousand Dollars Mysteriously Disap
pears from'an Express Office.
IDENTITY OF THE THIEF UNKNOWN
Timed Through Scrcrnl llnniliVhilo In
the Olllce AIT.ilr Hits Keen Kept
( julut Since Thnridiiy of
A mysterious but clever express robber ]
has occurred right In the heart of Omaha
It occurred AVcdnesdny afternoon , the spoil !
consisting of a package containing $ G,000 It
currency. The robbery was committed In thi
office of the 1'aclflc Kxpress company at Four
teenth and Harney streets. The package I
rtlll missing , and there Is but little evldenci
to show who committed the dceJ.
It Is certain that the package reached thi
union depot safely , being carried by tin
United States Express company. It was In
tended to transfer It at Omaha to the Pacin
Express company , and to forward It througl
that company to Its destination. It wa
carried from the depot and arrived safely a
the express company's cilice , but after tha
trace of It U lost. It reached the olllce abou
4 o'clock In the afternoon , and at 5 It wa
supposed to have been deposited In the com
pany's safe. On the following morning , how
ever , It was missing.
Between the tlmo that It arrived nnd tin
time that It should have been put In tin
aafe It Is thought that the package was stolen
In thut time It might have passed thrcugl
the hands of from four to six clerks , and sue
plclon rests upon all of these , although It 1
said that one man In particular Is watchei
more closely. From what cm be ellcitei
from the express officials the package hai
been checked by all of them , but wlien ques
tlcned about the matter not one of them cai
positively state whether the package passei
through his hands. The number of package
the clerks handle each day Is large , and the ;
find It dlftlcult to Identify any partlcula
package that goes through their hands. Th
chance that one of the clerks may have mad
a .mistake In checking the money packag
makes It extremely dlfllcult to nnd throug !
whoso hands It last passed. It Is practlcall ;
certain , however , that one of them ha
The express officials are very reticent abou
the mutter and positively refuse to speal
about It. Nothing more riboufthe ownershl
of the package than that It belonged to i
private person could be obtained from them
They refuse to ray from what point It wa
sent and what was Its destination. It ar
rived over the United States Express com
pany's line and was to have been transfers
at this city to the Pacific Express company
The transfer , however , did not take place be
fore the package was stolen , and consequent ! ;
the loss will fall upon the United States Ex
press company , although It was stolen I
the Pacific Express company's offlce. Th
two companies have a combined oftlce In thi
city , but as the Pacific Express company doe
the larger business the clerks are employe
As Boon as the loss was discovered o
Thursday morning the manager of the Unite
States Express company , W. H. .Quick c
Des Molnes , was notified. He arrived In th
city on Monday and with him came one ot th
company's detectives , Detnctlvo Byrne of IJul
falo. The two have been working on the casi
but little success has crowned llielr effort ;
The locil police were notified of the robber
on Saturday , but the details were not en
trusted to them.
That the package has been stolen Is ad
milled by the officials of the company.- The ;
say that there Is only the slightest degree o
probability thut It was lost or mislaid. Furth
aimore , they admit that the robbery mus
have occurred in the olilce and could hav
been committed only by the clerks throug
whose hands It passed after arriving there
To establish the Identity of the thief Is th
problem , and but little or no progress ha
been made toward solving It. The first ste
Is to find the money , for it Is admitted tha
It would bodinicult to convict the thief unles
the money were found In his possession or h
confessed , but up to the present moment n
trace of the missing ? 6,000 has ben secured
O.N Tltl.lT. J-'Oll NIIUIITIXU A STtAfJK.V
One at the Intrn'lcil Victim * Tell * of th
Meeting with Cotllnft.
THENTON , July 1C. The trial of Job
Collins , the negro , for the murder of Frc
Ohl , the Princeton student , on the night c
lime 8 , was resumed today. A number t
witnesses were examined who told the stor
if the shooting. Garret Cochran , the stt
lent who was with Ohl at the time of th
-hooting and who was himself shot by Co
llns , told of the meeting of himself , Ohl an
Student Colt with the colored men and thel
separation after some words. The student
then went to n fence and got some plcketi
When they met the colored men agal
something was said , but he did not hear wh :
It was , Ohl followed Collins Into the lial
way and he followed Ohl. As he got In I
saw the revolver glitter as Collins pulled
nut of his pocket. He made a lunge for Co
llns to get the revolver , when Collins fire
It and he uas shot In the mouth. He staf
gered bnck. The other shots were fired an
botli struck Ohl. Neither he nor Ohl use
the palings. They were not near enough I
Collins to use them. Cochran said he at tl
time' forgot having the paling. Ifr nltc
ward wrenched the revolver away from Co
llns. On cross-examination St'iUei
Cochran said he was 19 years old and that 1
was nearly six feet In height and weight
about 1C7 pounds. He then testified that 1
and Ohl anil about twenty other studen
were In Anderson's for about an hour afti
the ball game , talking over the game. Tlici
was tome drinking. He drank a bottle
beer. Ohl did not drink anything at all. I.
never drank. About 8 o'clock he went '
Anderson's again and this time had ot
glass of beer. This was all the drinks 1
ST.iaKKOllltKHll M.IKKA LIGHT Il.lV
Illghwnymen S-urch u 1'nnnenger nnil Ai
OREGON CITY , Ore. , July 1C. Word wi
brought Into town last night that the Wl
hert Springs stage was held up by hlgl
waymen at Howard Hill , about nine mil
from this city , shortly before noon yeste
day. Henry Mattoon , the driver , end 01
passenger , were robbed of their mone
amounting to about $50. One of the ro
bers was a ehort , heavy-sat man , and tl
other was tall. Doth were worklngmen at
wore masks. The Incoming stage had pasd <
i that point but fifteen minutes before , b
I It had three passengers , two of whom hi
i ben out hunting and carried their guns
plain view , which probably prevented
repetition of the recent Klamath Falls doul
MUti'f DiriltE VI' H'tTIl TllK iiTAl
NIHT lluinpihlro Sue * a Itnllroad for
Klmre of lif 1'rollU.
CONCORD , N , II. , July 16. Throuf
Phillip White , the station agent of the Do
ton & Maine railway at Exeter , a writ"
attachment has been placed on the Mancbe
ter & Lawrence railway property In tl
hands of the Jloston & Maine as the rest ,
of a bull ad damnum of 11,000,000. Tli
action Is brought by the state ot New Ham
shire to recover J7&0.000 which , It Is claims
represents the earnings which exceed 10 p
cent , and ai the road has paid 10 per ce
dividends almoit since Its Incorporation , ai
It recently received from the Concord & Mo
treal railway 17CO.OOO us a retult ot lltlg
tlon which was divided among stockholde
as an extra dividend , the state claims It
amount. The case will come before t
October term ot the lupreme court.
f.vr.vsv nor trn.tTiir.it inC.I.VS.IN
Hot Wind * Itrpiirtril tn KB Doing .Much
DniniRK In Sonic Srrtlnii' .
TOPEKA , Kan. . July 1C. The heat ycstcr-
lay afternoon caused two rails on the Atch-
ron , Toreka & Santa Fc railroad , two miles
west of Emporla , to spring about two feet
out of line. The pressure was so great that
the spikes were torn out , nnd the bending of
the rails caused such a loud report that the
attention ot some track men near by was at-
trnctcJ , and a passenger train , then about
due , was flag d just In time to save It. It
was moving at a rate of forty-five miles an
hour , and could not have been stopped In
time If the track men had not been alert. A
delay of an hour was caused. Two hours
earlier , about 2 o'clock , trains No. 114 anJ
No. 41 , eastbound , met with a similar delay
In Oiage county.
KANSAS CITY , July 1G. The mercury
fairly elzzlcd as It bounded up In the tube of
the thermometer of the United States weather
bure.iu today. It reached 95 at 3 o'clock
and Rtayed there until Old Sol sneaked away
behind the western bluffs. On the streets ,
however , was where the mass of sweltering
humanity reaHr.ed fully the severity of the
heat , street readings ranging from 97 to 100
on the shady side ot the street. Ont In Kan
sas yesterday was the hottest of the year ,
with today's reports yet to be heard from.
Concordla , which up to now has held the
record for high temperatures , reported 100 Iti
the shade yesterday , and this morning's dis
patch announced that the wind Is unabated.
The hot winds are blowing across the fields ,
blistering all within reach. The weather bu
reau promises some relief tomorrow , but In
the meantime there Is much Buffering In the
city. No prostrations have been reported u |
to this evening.
QUINCY , July 1C. Today was anothci
record breaker. The thermometer registered
100 In the shade this afternoon. Weslej
Collins of Durham , Mo. , became crazed wltli
heat while working In the BUII and kilted
nor i'uriTivs i.oi.n KKXTUGKI
AlcCrcary unil ttliiikimrn l < 'notlnn * Holding
n ( nntoM ill l.nliicton *
LEXINGTON , Ky. , July 1C. The most In
terestlng democratic legislative primary It
Kentucky Is In progress In this city am
county today , Involving three seats In tin
next general .assembly. Charles Johnston h
unopposed for state senator. While a natlvi
of Madison county , Congressman McCreary'i
home , ho Is counted on to vote for lilack
burn for ccnator.
The contest for representative from thi
Lexington dlJtrlct Is between Moses Kaufman
representing Illackburn , and John J. Hlley
representing McCreary. Kaufman Is presIdent
Ident of the city council and has been Ident' '
fled with municipal politics for twenty years
while Hlley Is a young Irishman who has re
ccntly come Into political prominence as t
magistrate. Both were strong Drecktnrldgi
men last year , but Urecklnrldgc's closes
personal followers are with Illlcy In order ti
defeat Blackburn and to even up last year'i
score. The Owens men arc Inclined to Kauf
man , but are not enthusiastic. The campalgj
has been bitterly contested , but the Indlca
tlons are that a very light vote will be polleJ
The best nformed politicians predict i
Illackburn victory. This Is his old home dls
trict. The contest In Fayette county outsldi
ot Lexington Is between John S. Phelps , ai
Owens man last year , now standing for Black
burn , and A. J. Gorham , a DrecklnrUge man
standing for McCreary. Gorham has thi
strongest orgnlzatlon , but as Owens men Wen
In the majority In the county last year
Phelps may pull through.
The whole state Is watching the fight , am
If Blackburn wins a ijcclslve victory today h <
wllljiave more than overcome the ground h
lost In 1h o sTaTe convention and regained i
lead In the senatorial race , as he won In mos
of the' counties last week.
FACTOKIKS fOKVUn TO fillUT IMin'X
Shotting Off the Witter Bupply Tiny * Ilnvix
In fnx ltl r Vnllrjr.
APPlJETON. WIs. , July 1C. As a consequence
quence of- the order from the secretary o
war forbidding the use of any water fron
Fox river for power purposes , all the mill
In Fox valley , seme fifty In number , an
shut down , with the exception of less thai
half a dozen , which have steam power. A
Appleton every mill Is closed down and th
situation Is further complicated by the fac
that If the order U strictly enforced ther
will be no electric car service , no street light
Ing and light for private consumers who tak
light from the Edlcon company until the ;
substitute steam for water power. In th
meantime many hands will be Idle and man ;
thousands of dollars profit will be lost by th
WASHINGTON , . July 1C. Genera ] Craig
hill , chief of engineers , says the order cut
ting off the water used by millers on Fo :
river , Wisconsin , Is easily explained. Several
oral months ago the manufacturers got per
mission to draw off water for water powe
purposes. This was continued until It begai
to Interfere with navigation and the suppl
was cut off. The improvements which hav
been made on the Fox river were for th
purpose of Improving the navigation of th
river and not to furnish water power fo
the manufacturing establishments , but wher
water could be spared for tills purpose th
War department was glad to allow Its use.
IMHAfl TJlUUiir.K AOir SKIflOll
Nine ( iovcrnniontiircl Arrcxtnil nmi On
KilUnlhlln Other * Kciipeil.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , July 1C. ( Special Te
egram , ) Governor Richards received a tele
gram tonight signed by the Justice of th
peace and constable of Maryvale , In the Jacli
son Hole district , saying :
"Nine Indians arrested ; one killed ; other
escaped. Many Indians reported here threal
enlng lives and properly. Settlers are mo- .
Ing miles way. Want protection Immediate ! :
Action on your part absolutely necessary. "
Governor Richards forwarded the messap
to the secretary of the Interior and asked hli
to take Immediate action for the protectlo
of the settlers , The governor says the ct
tire trouble can be stopped by the secretar
of the Interior Instructing the Indian aget
at Fort Hall , Idaho , to send out his India
pollco to call In all hunting parties ot th
Indians who are In Wyoming. If It bccomi
necessary to send state troops to the regie
companies will be sent from Evanston ar
irii.sr nitaixiA jitXKit * QUIT iron ,
I'lucei Muy He Kuilly rilled \ > j Nnnunlo
UELLAIRE , 0. , July 1C. All miners In It
Ohio county , West Virginia , district , who ha\
been working below the present rate came 01
this morning. The district Includes Glendal
Moundsvllle , Glenwood and South Wheellni
Over 1,000 men came out and all others worl
Ing at less than the scale rate are expect !
out this afternoon. The operators belle'
they will have little trouble in filling tl
places of the strikers. _
Doterinlneil tu Stop All Work.
ISHPEMING , Mich. , July 1C. The situ
tlon with reference to the strike In Uhpemlr
and Negaunee gradually grows more serlou
All work at the mines has ceased. Aboi
2,000 men held a mass meeting at the pai
this morning. They decided to hold out i
long as posilblc , and to molest all who da ;
to resume work. Committees were appoint !
to wait on the officials of the companle
submitting propositions for higher pay. ;
the conclusion ot tlid meeting , the mi
marched to Negaunee for the purpose
stopping the thovelers and all others wor
Ing there. The companies have conceal
all boat charters and are preparing for
general suspension ot operations.
l.ntTdltt KniU In H Hint.
JACKSON , Mini. , July 16. It li learn
here that a riot occurred at Learned , MU
late this afternoon between the McKay ai
Terrel factions , who were engaged In a la'
suit. Fifty-two shots were fired. Two m
were killed , another mortally wounded ai
feveral more Injured.
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Jity Comptroller Olcon Vigorously Written
Up by a Ocmmlttce.
IS OFFICIAL CONDUCT CONDEMNED
Iiijnrltjr Itrport n Scuttling Itovlcw of Hip
Curvnr In Olllco niul the Minority
White trnsh Neither Adopted
by the Council ,
When the question of Comptroller Olson' *
ellnquoncles came up In the city council for
onsldcratlon last night two reports were pro-
cnted by the special Investigating commlU
ce , and the council refused to ndupt cither ot
The following majority report was signed
> y Howelt and Mercer :
Your ypeeliil committee , appointed to In-
extlKHto the comptroller's oltlce , beg leave
u report that on July 10 majority of the
ommlttee , Mr. Meroer being iibjent , com-
ii'ticed the Investigation , pursuant to your
nloi' , and runtliuied the tiaiue during July
0. 11 and 12. Theodore Olson , Otto Wolff ,
loiiry llulln , Mayor llonils , lilw.ml Ilone-
vatcr , J. C. Wilbur , Thomas Swobo nnd
Ir. in-own wer.o ujl ticvcrully sworn ami
'uvo evidence In said Investigation. A
rmifcrlpt of the evidence BO given Is rc-
urned herewith , also a loiter fiom Mr.
Vllbur of the Urnaliu Savings bank. The
ommlttee , through the public prtv.x , In-
Ited all persons who had any knowledge
or InfuniHiUon pioper to bo brought liuforu
he committee to appear and dltclopu the
nine. Your committee Undo , by the mhnts-
lon of Mr. Olson , that ho never did count
the cash in the treasurer's iilllco until re
quired to do so by the order of the city
mincll , which order was given In May oC
OLSRN'S GUOSS NICCJLIGHNOK.
That the comptroller claims that the full
extent of his tilllolal duties , In connection
with the treastiror'H olllco , has boon to ex
amine and check the annual and monthly
reports of the city treasurer , and communi
cate to the city council as soon thotc ater
a possible the result of such examination ;
and that such checking refers wlely to
he bo i. UK of his olllce , and docs not re
quire him to count the cnvli In the treas
urer's oilice , unices by special order of the
mayor and council.
Your committee further finds that , accord-
nn to the sworn statement of the comp-
roiler , he was not familiar with the facts
n existence roganling- the condition of the.
cash drawer of the city treasurer at any
line , nnd that 1m nipiiosed that cash wnn
on bond In the drawer In accordance with
he tieasurer'B monthly leport ? . In thla
connection your committee desires to call
attention to the clause In the charter which
irovldes that the comptroller shall himself
ie a competent bookkeeper ami accountant ,
mil to suggest that. In the opinion of yotir *
committee , no competent accountant could
uive failed to see that the report of the.
reuHiirur on May 1 of this year was not
orrect. It Is a well known fact , of which
ho comptroller was , of necessity , aware ,
lint warrants of the general fund were not
mid , for the reason that no funds were
ivallablo. At the same time , however , anil
n spite of the fact that It was common
nlk that the warrants on the general fund
vere not being paid , the report of the
rensurer , showing about $20,000 In cash orv
land , was accepted by the comptioiler with
out question. No competent bookkeeper
L-oiild have overlooked or mistaken such n ,
llscrepancy , and If your committee accepts
Mr. Olsen's testimony as truo. that he did
lot know this was the condition of affairs ,
we must , of course , free him from the
charge of collusion , but we do respectfully
mil most emphatically report that wo con
sider the acceptance of the treasurer' ) ) re-
iort on May 1 , by the comptroller , as n ,
ilece of gross negligence , carelessness anil
ncompetoncy , unworthy of any IliHt-clasa
iccoitntatit. If the taxpayers of Omaha ,
leslre to sustain an olllce for the "purpose of
ludltlng their accounts , and nrc willing' to
my fc,500 ! per annum to the head of that
lepartment , and about $7fiOO per annum in
addition to his assistants , your commltteo
"icllevcd that they are entitled to the ncrv-
ces of expert and accurate auditors , upon
vhoso statements they can rely.
Under the existing circumstances your
committee cannot say thai the members.
> 1ace rellnn.ce In the reirartH made by the
comptroller , nnd we believe that If It had
lot been for the investigation set on foot
: > y the city council and carried out by the
londsmen of the treasurer the discrepancy
would probably have run for several months
ongcr. In fuel , wo ilo not believe that tha
comptroller would have ever discovered any ;
OLSKN SHOULD FOOT TUB HILLS ,
Your committee further finds that owing :
to lack of confidence In the reports of the
comptroller It has been necessary for the
Inanee committee of the council to employ
xpert accountants to go through the treas
urer's olllce for the purpose of obtaining cx-
ict Information regarding Its condition.
This work Is plainly the duty of the comp
troller's olllce , nnd If that department was
an elilclent one It would never have been
necessary to employ outside experts , Wo
therefore recommend that the expense In
curred for this expert examination bu dc-
Hicted from the salary of the comptroller.
Wo find that a number of Improvements
linve been made In the comptroller's olllco
liy the present comptroller. We llnd that
when the law was changed , allowing city ;
money to be placed In city depository banks ,
the city to receive Interest thereon , that It
Decame the duty of the comptroller to audit
the accounts of Interest returned by the
various banks to the treasurer , and by the
treasurer returned to the comptroller , and
to that end ascertain whether or not all the
funds belonging to the city , excepting such
amount as should bo received from day to
day , and such amount as was necessary to
lo paid out from day to day , and therefore
carried on hand , was properly deposited In
the various depository banks.
We llnd that the attorneys for the Hoard
of Education , prior to the present actinic
attorney , have advised olllclally that the
treasurer need not make a report as to the
Interest received on school funds or batiks
In which the same were deposited.
We find , according to the testimony ad
duced , that there was no conspiracy or col
lusion between Henry Holln , city treasurer ,
and the comptroller tn defraud the city , or
otherwise act wrongfully , and thnt the
comptroller has gained nothing whatever
by teason of the acts of malfeasance ot
ex-C'lty Treasurer Uolln.
We find that the comptroller knew that
various parties holding olllce In the clttf
assigned their unearned salaries , from tlmo
to time , to the city treasurer , although'
there Is no evidence to warrant n llncllnir
that the comptroller knew that paid money ;
so loaned by the treasurer was funds be *
longing to the city. Hut wo do believe It
was his duty to know whether this was the
case or not.
FAILED TO DO HIS DUTY.
We further find that the comptroller did
not call the attention of the inn > or and
city council to this custom which pre
We further find that funds have fre
quently been overdrawn , from tlmo
to time , all of such Instances
cctnlng our knowledge , with fewi
exceptions , being cases in which !
Interest became due upon the outstanding
bomls and obligations of the city , and
without any warrant of law , but with tha
krowledge of the heads of departments of
the city , money was taken from other funds
to meet the Interest nnd preserve the credit
of the city abroad , a custom technically !
contrary to law , but winked nt by olllca
holders anil citizens as better than defal
cation In the payment of Interest when
due ; we find that the reports of the pollco
court have not always been checked up oil
the month following the report. We fur *
tlier find that in nil cases the reports have
ultimately been checked up and the Inter
ests of the city thoroughly protected ; wo
llnd that parties having contracts with th
city have been In the habit of asplnnlna
the money due upon Bald contracta to
various parties , on assignment blanks fur- '
nlshfd by the comptroller , and that after
the proper ordinances have been passed , ap
propriating money to the contractor , auch
wairants were stamped In the comptroller'1 }
oHlec , payable to the uKHlgnex thereof , anil
the warrants delivered to the uHMlgneea am |
paid to such assignees by the treasurer ,
As this Is Irregular and contrary to lawj
we recommend that the comptroller , la
the future , be Instructed to recognize no
assignment of contracts or of unearned )
money duo to any pcrvon from the city ,
without llrst submitting the eame to tha
mayor and city council for their content
_ aruf approval.
Tour committee further finds that at th
commencement of Mr. IJolln'H second Urnt
the cash In the treasurer's drawer vrao
not counted , and there was no general
checking up of the books of the olllco In tha
first term of olllce , excepting as the book *
In the comptroller's olllce would operata
ai u check upon the books In the treaaJ
urer'a oftlce. And In this behalf we be-
MPVO that the comptroller Miuuld htivo com
piled with the law , which rcciu red an
octunt trannfi-r of funds from the olil to th
new trramirer. and If thin lunl In T done
the Irrcyularltlta which were then In ex. *
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